Following on from my first impressions post of the Samsung WW9000 Ecobubble, I thought I would now write a full review of this amazing new washing machine.
I’ll start of by recapping that the machine, looks and feels like no other washing machine I have ever used before. This is one that I happily would have non integrated. It fits well into my utility room, it fact it looks pretty dandy, If I do say so myself!
I love that this innovative design, though streamlined, offers me everything I need in a washing machine, and more I didn’t even know I did!
I covered in my first impression post about the installation of the Samsung WW9000 Ecobubble machine, and the setting up of it. Really easy, as was filling up the machines automated dispenser with detergent and fabric softener. I have since reloaded the dispenser when the machine indicated I had run out of detergent. Again, really simple to do, and not messy at all. I think I would prefer to be pre-warned, as usually you would pick up the bottle in your cupboard and know you are running out whereas with this machine I wouldn’t know until I actually ran out. This just means I always need to make sure I have a spare bottle of each in though, so a little change in shopping habits needed for some people.
Using the different washing programmes.
I generally don’t use that many programmes, but felt with this machine, I was able to use far more. When you decide on a programme, it might not quite fit exactly what you need. However with the Samsung WW9000 there are lots of other options within each programme that you choose. If I went for a Dark Garment wash for example, I could then manipulate the programme to exactly what I needed, lower/increase the temperature, spin speed and length, and even the amount of times the machine rinsed the clothing. I could also add a prewash, make the cycle do an intensive wash, or choose it to be an easy iron wash. I’ve never owned a machine that has this many variants with each of the pre-set washers.
As there are no buttons or dials this is all controlled by the 5 inch screen, which is really so simple to use! Quite quickly as you begin to use the machine (I wash every day, usually once, sometimes twice) it remembers the ‘MOST USED’ programme and places that to beginning of the options.
- Auto optimal wash – Based on information it gathers, the ‘Auto Optimal Wash’ determines the best wash cycle, temperature, time, rinse cycle and spin speed
- AutoDispense – Automatically dispenses the right amount of detergent and softener into the washing machine from a pre-filled compartment which lasts up to a month
- Speed wash – Laundry is finished within 60 minutes thanks to the washing machine’s twin water supply, which quickly fills the drum with water, meanwhile a Speed Spray feature shortens the rinse cycle by shooting powerful jets of water into the drum
- Ecobubble technology – Air and water are pulled in to generate bubbles, dissolving and activating the detergent, which then penetrates faster and more evenly throughout the wash load
The actual programmes like ‘Outdoor’ mean that the washer knows that it needs to work harder at removing stains like grass and mud and ‘Cooking & Dining’ cycle will deal with the unsightly food and grease marks …clever huh!
Its been fun testing this feature out. Completely unique to the Samsung WW9000 Ecobubble is the ability to be able to control the washing machine from your smart phone. It gives users on both iOS and Android the freedom to remotely control and monitor the wash cycle without needing to be at home. I especially liked being able to delay or pausing the wash, as I was going to be late.
Overall Washing and Conclusions
There are some key elements that I loved the most about the Samsung WW9000 machines actual performance on a day-to-day basis. The large drum and door, meant that I could wash more and easily load and unload it. With a drum light too, you might never lose a sock again! The door, also opens wider, great if your previous washer is one that fitted in a tight area like mine, as it gives you more manoeuvrability. All of this was especially good for bedding, which is my bug bare with other washers. I could successfully load and wash a full king size quilt cover, fitted sheet, mattress protector and 6 pillow cases in one wash very comfortably. Once the wash was complete, they weren’t crumpled already, as they had been squeezed into a tight space, so when dry made them easier to iron…huzzah! After each cycle, I also noticed that its performance for cleaning was also extremely good, but especially how dry the items were when they came out, the spin cycle must work so efficiently!
Finally as with lots of other families, our home is fairly open plan and the utility room where our washer is, is off a room that we use a lot, especially in the evenings. So (with thanks to Samsung’s advanced VRT-M technology) vibration and noise is greatly reduced. Another bonus, even in the spin cycle it definitely doesn’t disturb us.
In conclusion I am extremely impressed with Samsung WW9000 Ecobubble, it’s an investment at £1700 RRP but boy in my opinion its worth it!
The Samsung WW9000 // WW10H9600 : £1,700 RRP. I was given a machine in order to carry out my review. For more information, to order or to find stockists, please visit the Samsung website.